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Retiree Parking Policy


Policy Details

Retirees who have not returned to the University to work have the following parking options at WKU:

  • Purchase a Non-Premium FS3 permit for the current price. 
  • Purchase a Premium for the current price if that is the permit they held at the time of their retirement.
  • Purchase a $2/day visitor permit from Parking and Transportation Services.  Parking is allowed at all non-reserved parking spaces on campus.
  • Museum guests may park for free at the Kentucky Museum visitor parking lot on Kentucky Street.
  • Public Parking Areas:
    • Parking meters are available throughout campus for a fee of $0.50/15 minutes. Parking length and enforcement hours vary by location. Check the sticker on the meter for details. If no sticker is present, assume the meter is being enforced. 
    • The Diddle South Public Parking Lot, located on the Avenue of Champions, is available for a fee of $2/hour with $1 for each additional hour ($10/day maximum).  A multi-space payment machine serves entire lot.  Parking fees are assessed between 7:30AM to 4:30PM Monday - Friday.
    • Chestnut Street North Lot has a multi-space payment machine that services 16 spaces in the front corner of the lot.  Rates are $2/hour with $1 for each additional hour ($10/day maximum).  Parking fees are assessed between 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday.
    • Regents Pay Lot provides visitor parking.  Rates are $2/hour with $1 for each additional hour ($10/day maximum).  Parking fees are assessed between 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM daily.
    • Pearce Ford Loop Pay Lot. Rates are $2/hour with a $10/day maximum. Fees assessed 7:30AM to 10:30PM daily.
    • Alumni Square Garage offers "pay as you go parking" with credit card validations, one day permit parking, and event parking.  Daily parking fees are $2/hour with $10 daily maximum.

Retirees who have returned to the University to work may purchase, at face value the permit they utilized at the time of their retirement or any other faculty/staff permit for which they are eligible.

Permit ownership is nontransferable. The permit owner is the only individual authorized to use the permit. A citation for “Unauthorized Use of Permit” may be issued anytime abuses are documented.


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 Last Modified 4/14/21